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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where a three-judge panel heard arguments on the halting of the immigration ban.

Ninth Circuit, Asserting Its Role, Keeps Nationwide Block on Travel Ban in Place

By Ross Todd |

If there's a way to respond to a president who has taken aim at the federal judiciary, it's to speak with one voice. That's just what the Ninth Circuit did on Thursday with its per curiam opinion that struck back at the notion that a president's actions are unreviewable.

The Cloud Conundrum: Explaining Divergent Google, Microsoft Search Warrant Rulings

By Ricci Dipshan |

Though coming to contrary conclusions, both court rulings offer guidance of how counsel can safeguard cloud data and how cloud technology is straining conventional legal thinking.

Cyber Spies: In-House Legal Fights Back Against Cyberespionage

By Ricci Dipshan |

An exploration of the modern cyberespionage threat and how in-house legal departments are fighting back.

Some In-House Departments Start Encrypting Emails

By David Ruiz |

Amid news of a growing number of law firm data breaches, more in-house legal departments are starting to encrypt their emails with outside counsel on sensitive matters, including litigation and high-stakes mergers.

Artificial Intelligence.

The Actual Cost of In-House Artificial Intelligence Adoption

By Rhys Dipshan |

The time, capital and personnel required to get basic AI technologies running in-house underscores why such implementation is limited to legal teams.

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny.

The Internet of Things: Transformative for Industry, Major Headache for Privacy

By Ian Lopez |

The FTC and Big Law weighed in on the ups and downs of IoT for security, privacy and consumers at New York Law School.

Following Membership Surge From Trump Immigration Order, ACLU Goes Tech With Y Combinator

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

The civil liberties group will collaborate with the Silicon Valley tech incubator on updates to its constituent management, fundraising, and education technology.

iStockphoto/Federico Caputo

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice

By Christian Mammen and Jason Lohr, Hogan Lovells |

A lawyer’s duties are well-defined by existing rules of professional responsibility, but where does AI fit into the picture?

Michael Hunter Schwartz, dean of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.

How to Teach Tech: Dean Michael Schwartz on Law Education 2.0

By Ricci Dipshan |

From his experience teaching law around the country, Dean Schwartz discusses how legal education is keeping up with the times—but not without some resistance.

4 Key Legal Operations Lessons from This Year's LDO Survey

By Brad Blickstein, The Blickstein Group |

This year's survey sees shifts in e-discovery handling, metrics use and more.

Analytic Use.

Have E-Discovery and Security Woes? Analytics May Be the Way, Survey Says

By Ricci Dipshan |

The annual Advanced Analytics Research survey found legal departments turning to analytics to better understand their data to meet business and security demands.

Left to right, immigration lawyer Junaid Sulahry stands in the international arrivals hall of San Francisco International Airport with fellow attorney volunteers Julie Hiatt and Marianna, who declined to give her last name.

The Technology Behind Attorney Response Efforts Following Trump’s Travel Ban

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Attorneys employed websites, social media and mobile devices to aid those detained at airports in major cities. Efforts are planned to continue after the Ninth Circuit ruling.

The Low-Down on E-Discovery in Germany: Where the Growth's at and the Cases in Question

By Zach Warren |

Consilio's Michael Becker chats e-discovery's German growth, key differences in European discovery and more.

The Low-Down on E-Discovery in Germany: Where the Growth's at and the Cases in Question

By Zach Warren |

Consilio's Michael Becker chats e-discovery's German growth, key differences in European discovery and more.

State Bar of California to Adopt Court Technology Platform Odyssey

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The State Bar of California is looking to the court technology platform to bolster its regulation of bar members. Here’s a look at the tool.

Google Lawyer Says New Laws Needed to Govern Cloud Data

By Ben Hancock |

Nicole Jones said Google wants governments to set the rules for how to handle law enforcement requests for data stored in the cloud.

Nathaniel Gallon.

Tech’s ‘Horizontal’ Place Among Practice Areas: A Q&A with Hogan Lovells’ Gallon

By Ian Lopez |

The Silicon Valley-based partner talks technology trends impacting lawyers and how tech knowledge is integral to firms “interested in staying relevant.”

Erika Namnath, associate director of e-discovery and technical services at H5.

Women of Legal Tech: Erika Namnath Tells Young Women, ‘Do Not Settle’

By Monica Bay |

Now H5’s associate director of e-discovery, technical services, Erika Namnath discusses ‘managing up,’ finding a work-life balance and more.

Getting Comfortable with Technology Assisted Review

By Ben Barnett, Matthew B. Tate and Liesl Sachse, Dechert |

Four ways TAR can be used for important but smaller scale projects to be better positioned to reap the full benefits of using TAR in a large-scale review.

Clete Johnson.

The Cyber Divide: Former FCC Cybersecurity Counsel on Government, Corporate Collaboration

By Ricci Dipshan |

Clete Johnson highlights the challenges government and private sector cybersecurity partnerships still face and discusses what counsel should know about modern cybersecurity risks.

Twitter headquarters

Litigation in Twitter Nation: When You Can and Can’t Tweet in #Court

By L. David Russell, Christopher C. Chiou and Sean D. Nelson, Jenner & Block |

Court rules about the permissibility of Tweeting in court differ greatly, even within the same state or county.

Microsoft Offers 'Umbrella' to Customers Sued Over Azure Cloud Innovations

By Scott Graham |

Microsoft will make 10,000 patents available to customers who face lawsuits over innovations that run on Azure.

Separating Fact from Fiction: AI as ‘Actually’ Used by Lawyers of Today and Tomorrow

By Ian Lopez |

LTN’s AI Roundup looks at some of the current applications of artificial intelligence technology in law firms and legal departments, and what it signals in the near future.

Winston & Strawn’s CIO Dishes on Choosing and Using Practice Management Technology

By Ian Lopez |

Winston & Strawn CIO David Cunningham discusses his firm’s experience with practice management tools.

How In-House Lawyers Can Protect the Company From Social Media Risk

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The social media explosion leaves in-house lawyers to figure out how to maximize the benefits in a way that doesn't negatively affect the business.

Front-End Planning, Back-End Savings: E-Disco and Pretrial Management

By Joelle Epstein, Blank Rome |

Taking time on the front end to organize and strategically code document reviews will decrease discovery costs.

Alex Kozinski.

Former Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Speaks Up on the Court’s Live Streaming Close-Up

By Ross Todd |

More than 137,000 people listened to the Ninth Circuit's online stream of a telephonic hearing over President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Data Breach.

Inside the Current 'Wild West' of Cyber Insurance Coverage

By Robert D. Chesler, Anderson Kill and Marc D. Schein, Marsh & McLennan |

Data breaches seem to have become a routine risk for most companies, but finding the correct insurance coverage is anything but routine.

NYSBA Partners With Legal.io to Launch 'Smart' Online Legal Referrals Service

The NYSBA's new online platform uses machine learning technology to better understand and direct local New Yorker's legal requests.

Drawing Aces: The Best Hand to Bet High on Machine Learning

By Rees Morrison, Altman Weil |

Finding the best hand to bet high on machine learning software for legal.

Derek Meisner, Quantopian general counsel.

A Q&A With Quantopian General Counsel Derek Meisner

By Stephanie Forshee |

Ericsson, TCL Battle Over FRAND Patents in 'Cutting-Edge' Case

By Scott Graham |

TCL is asking Judge James Selna to set a FRAND rate and award damages for Ericsson's alleged breach of FRAND commitments.

Where Enterprise Systems Fit Into Discovery Management

By Jeffrey Hewett and Shawn Edwards, Granite Legal Systems |

Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.

Where Enterprise Systems Fit Into Discovery Management

By Jeffrey Hewett and Shawn Edwards, Granite Legal Systems |

Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.

President Donald Trump.

For Companies, Trump's Tweets Create 'New Category of Risk'

By C. Ryan Barber |

The inquiries, say one attorney, reflect the anxiety over not just a public relations hit but, possibly, harsher regulatory treatment.

Don Robertson, Chief People Officer at Apttus.

On the Move: The ‘Authentic Connection’ Between Attorneys and Businesses

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Apttus’ new chief people officer Don Robertson encourages attorneys to stay flexible and collaborative with business partners.

Donald Trump.

Cleary Gottlieb Publishes Trump 'Social Media Attack' Survival Guide

By C. Ryan Barber |

Big firms increasingly face questions from corporate clients about preparing for Trump's tweets.

Can User Behavior Analytics Do a Better Job of Protecting Your Data?

By Jason Straight, UnitedLex |

The bulk of spending on cybersecurity in large organizations has been toward perimeter tools like firewalls. And yet the relentless pace of major data breaches has shown no signs of letting up.

Ringtail 9.0 Updates Emphasize Streamlined Reviewer Workflow and Dashboards Analytics

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The new platform smoothed out its user experience practices in an overhaul 'designed around roles.'

Regulate That Hairbrush? Cyberlaw Experts Say Maybe

By Sue Reisinger |

Travis LeBlanc, recently resigned chief of enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, on the dangers of the Internet of Things.

Drone Group Airs Concern About Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Rollback

By C. Ryan Barber |

The Commercial Drone Alliance expressed concern that Trump’s directive could have “unintended negative consequences on the growth of our industry.”

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Class Action/Mandatory Arbitration Provisions a Key TCCWNA Defense for Online Retailers

By Deborah Renner, BakerHostetler, and Kimberly Kalmanson, Kalmanson Law Office |

The third in a series on the national effect of New Jersey's TCCWNA statute discusses what to include in online retail contracts and notices.

Supreme Court of Victoria

Australia Embraces TAR: 4 Things It Means for E-Discovery in APAC

By Stuart Hall, kCura |

Following two Australian court cases, the Supreme Court of Victoria has issued a formal Practice Note to promote effective use of technology.

Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

District Judge, Set to Rule on Online Actor-Age Law, Spars With Its Defenders

By Ross Todd |

U.S District Judge Vince Chhabria made clear Thursday morning that he thought the law violated the First Amendment, although he held off ruling from the bench.

John T. Araneo, General Counsel of Align.

The Evolution of a Cyber Lawyer: LTN Talks With Align's John Araneo

By Rhys Dipshan |

Araneo discusses his path to becoming cybersecurity counsel at Align, and what general counsel across the corporate world are underestimating about modern-day threats.

Are Courts the Next Frontier in Fight Against State Hacking?

By Ben Hancock |

More cybersecurity attorneys are exploring civil litigation under the federal anti-hacking statute to haul states themselves into court.

Apttus Shoots for Language-Based Contract AI With Apttus Intelligent Import, ABBYY Partnership

By Zach Warren |

The new tool is intended as a complementary importing mechanism with Apttus's pre-existing contract management.

Ann Shuman, general counsel at DTCC.

For Finance In-House Counsel, the Future is Pressing, But Largely Unknown

By Rhys Dipshan |

DTCC general counsel Ann Shuman discusses the challenges of legal departments and what to expect from a life at the helm of market and technology evolution.

Depressed young businessman wearing formal suit, sitting in the office with a laptop on desk

Your Existing Product or Vendor is Gone. Now What?

By Philip Homburger, LawBase |

As the market continues to consolidate, law firms can expect that a crucial piece of software may no longer be supported.

3 Ways In-House Counsel Can Navigate International Data Regulations

From the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to China’s far-reaching cybersecurity law, data localization mandates are affecting how multinational corporations manage and transfer data from their various worldwide offices.

Legalweek 2017.

Improving Law: Lawyers, Technologists and Executives on an Evolving Industry

By Ian Lopez |

As with any sort of technology, legal technology addresses a variety of challenges and is created, applied and promoted by a variety of individuals. The ideas, innovations and challenges they face are the focus of many conversations held at “Legalweek: The Experience,” an event that provides a stage for the people behind the machines to alert the broader legal world of the change already at their doorsteps.

Alternative Legal Service Provider Adoption All About Cost Savings? Perhaps Not

In the modern legal profession, there is no longer a straight line on corporate matters that runs from the legal department to outside counsel to law firm vendors. The reality is, for any work on a given matter, there are a number of options available to corporate and law firm counsel—including alternative legal service providers (ALSPs).

Trump’s Court Challenges Popularize #AppellateTwitter

By Katelyn Polantz |

When people across the country listened to the Ninth Circuit arguments live Feb. 7, and again last Thursday, with the decision, #appellatetwitter had its moment.

Brian Kuhn, Watson Sales Executive, IBM Global Business Services

AI’s Law Connection: Machine Learning’s Push in Legal and Access to Justice Initiatives

By Ian Lopez and Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Let’s drop the notion of robot lawyer. Sure, it might sound more interesting than, say, an algorithm that enables the interpreting of contracts at a pace no human could ever keep up with, but isn’t the latter actually useful?

Andrew J. Peck

Bursting Through the Legal Tech Bubble: Judge Andrew Peck Talks Discovery in the Age of ESI

By Ian Lopez and Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may be the law of the land when it comes to e-discovery, but that hasn’t led to anything close to widespread e-discovery technology use, let alone understanding.

Trending on #AppellateTwitter: A Georgia Judge’s Dog

By R. Robin McDonald |

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard’s dog, Irish, may not hunt. But she sure can tweet.

The Biggest Risks Facing Companies are Online, JLL’s GC Explains

By Ian Lopez and Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

To those not immersed in changing legal trends, it might seem odd that law publications everywhere are harping about technology, especially beyond litigation and regulatory matters. Yet part of the reason that topics like cybersecurity, shadow IT and even tweets are so often discussed at length is that they’re rapidly redefining the role of the lawyer.